Impact of ASA Microcredit on Livelihood Status of Rural Women in Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Mohammed Habibur Rahaman
Tripti Sen
Johena Yasmin
Sufianur Rahman
Md. Lutfor Rahman Shimanta

Abstract

The present study was conducted to assess the impact of microcredit of women borrowers of ASA credit at Sadar Upazila in the Sylhet district. With these views in mind, data were collected randomly from sixty respondents who were involved in different IGAs. The survey method was followed to collect the required data with a well-developed questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were applied for the analysis of data and sustainable livelihood framework was used for assessing the impact of credit. Results showed that there was a remarkable increase in assets of the respondents towards improved livelihood after joining with the ASA credit program. The findings exposed that ASA loan brought about a positive impact on the livelihood improvement of the borrowers. It was also found to have a significant positive effect on women’s social empowerment indicators namely attitude towards their children education, mobility to outside home, participation and decision-making ability etc. Finally, the present study suggests conducting further study of similar types in other parts of the country to make the findings representative one.

Keywords:
Microfinance, ASA, livelihood, Sylhet

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Rahaman, M., Sen, T., Yasmin, J., Rahman, S., & Shimanta, M. L. R. (2019). Impact of ASA Microcredit on Livelihood Status of Rural Women in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 9(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/arjass/2019/v9i230120
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